What you can expect at Ironman New Zealand

Rated as one of the best Ironman races in the world, Taupo has been hosting Ironman New Zealand for over 20 years. It's no surprise that this picturesque location has been selected to host the 70.3 World Championships this year in November. If you’re heading there for the first time, for either race, here are a few things you can expect.

Where to stay?

The key here is to find a place convenient and quiet enough so you don’t get drained from the Ironman buzz. Nukuhau is just over the other side of the river from the start line and is the place to be. There are plenty of Airbnb homes available with easy access to the transition area. The race doesn’t go through here so no roads are shut off either. If you’ve got a car then going as far down as Acacia Bay is very peaceful.